Hey Friends! Do you know what a sculpture is?
Let's take a quick look at the video below and find out!
Sculpture in the round is a piece of art you make that is three dimensional, or 3D. That means you can see it from all sides, and you can walk all the way around it. If you think about a painting hanging on a wall, then you know you can only see the front. The back of it is usually against a wall or stand. Artists who make 3D art have to be sure they think about every side of their work when they are creating it.
You can make a sculpture out just about anything! Most artists use stone, metal, clay, sand, ice or wood. Sometimes people carve wood or chisel rocks, or even squish clay between their fingers. Today, we will look at some cool artist who make really cool sculptures.
Sculpture Artist: Anish Kapoor
Here is a video showing amazing contemporary
sculptures around the world!
Sculpture Artist: Mike Landers
Mike Landers is from Athens, Georgia. He showed his art at the AMA in 2019. He uses Legos to make really cool patterns. These sculptures hang on the wall, so are they sculptures in the round? Nope! They are called relief sculptures. Some of these by Landers are black and white, but others of his are colorful. Find someone in your house and talk about the artwork you see here. What colors to you see and what shapes do the colors make? Which one do you like better? What do the colors make you feel like?